JavaFX and the new Java 8 release schedule

Ali Ebrahimi ali.ebrahimi1781 at
Fri Apr 19 09:24:29 PDT 2013

Hi Richard,
Is not achievable win8 metro support with this delay?

Ali Ebrahimi

On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 8:46 PM, Richard Bair <richard.bair at>wrote:

> > On a slight tangent, how has this security push affected the schedule of
> > releases OpenJFX?  Can an accurate estimate even be made? (i.e.estimates
> of
> > available engineering hours for OpenJFX cannot be reliably be made
> because
> > of security work).
> We don't give headcount or those sorts of things even to people under NDA,
> so I can't really give an estimate. However as Mark mentioned on his blog (
> > Maintaining the security of the Java Platform always takes priority over
> developing new features, and so these efforts have inevitably taken
> engineers away from working on Java 8.
> And this is definitely true of OpenJFX as well.
> > IIRC There are still a few more components left to open source before it
> > can be stood up entirely on it's own inside OpenJDK.  OpenJFX inside
> > OpenJDK at least provides another distribution alternative besides "wait
> > for next year."
> That is a terrific point. Once OpenJFX can be built based on open code
> entirely, then you can build an OpenJDK + OpenJFX and use it without having
> to wait for 8. Of course you take on the risk that the pre-released APIs
> etc will change, but since going this route necessarily implies you are
> co-bundling, that should be a relatively easy risk to assess.
> Richard

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